Juneau petty officer returns home after Bering Sea patrol

...electronics technician abourd the Munro."That was the most difficult patrol of my career, including deployments to the Middle East and Cuba," Soristo said. "It feels great to be home." Soristo supervised the cutter's communications division...
Hearthside author event set for Sunday

...of children's books including "Colors of Nature" and "Brown Lou." He began writing books while living in the Middle East where quality children's books in English were either unavailable or unaffordable. Striving to provide his children...
Forum addresses Middle East peace

Is peace in the Middle East an oxymoron or a real possibility...evening during the first of a two-day Middle East forum hosted by the Juneau World Affairs...Council. The council assembled various Middle East experts to provide lectures Monday...
Experts debate Syria's role in Middle East relations

...serious problems facing the region, Middle East political professor Farideh Farhi...pointing was evident in more than one Middle East panel at the council's a lot worse in terms of the Middle East than it was 10 years ago." Farhi...
Burns named to national Catholic service board

...expected to travel to see some of the locations CRS serves. He might go to Haiti, the Philippines, Africa or the Middle East. "I've talked to some bishops who have served as board members of CRS and they say it's truly an eye-opening...
Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

...terror campaign so far from the Middle East.Police said they thwarted a plot...creating an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. Others, including Professor...the moment except those in the Middle East," he added.ISIS refers to the...
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My Turn: Discussing the importance of family

...United States and abroad. Interest in the Synod was strong, despite breaking news stories related to conflict in the Middle East, the growing spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the first cases in our own country, the global economy and...
Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

...This is a complicating factor in the equation," said Fawaz Gerges, a Middle East expert at the London School of Economics.The U.S. and its allies...said, referring to possible future attacks by the group outside the Middle East.
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Around town for Friday, Sept. 26

...Showcase: Oriental Tabla-eau, 7-9 p.m., KTOO @360 Studio. An evening of music and magical movement from the Middle East. $15 at the door; $12 in advance; $10 with workshop registration. Details:"An...
My Turn: Oligarchy in America

...our Constitution and the values of Americans. We have a long history of supporting dictators in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia in order to protect and enhance the financial interests of Wall Street. Though the U.S. was so anti-communist...


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